USS PITTSBURGH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - 2017 awards to five recipients.
The USS PITTSBURGH Coordinating Committee established a Scholarship Fund in honor of the USS PITTSBURGH SSN 720 upon the occasion of its commissioning on 23 November 1985. The scholarship is a symbol of appreciation by the City of Pittsburgh and its individual and corporate residents toward the USS PITTSBURGH and its crew and dependents.
Current and former USS PITTSBURGH crew and their dependents are eligible to apply for scholarships.
Your membership, our annual golf outing and contributions in the Relief Crew are helping sailors and their families.
Over $7800 was distributed in 2017 We had five (5) applicants this year! Two (2) were from the children of former crewmen and three (3) were from wives of personnel currently assigned to the boat !
USS Pittsburgh crew proudly displays Pittsburgh Steeler Terrible Towels
USS Pittsburgh Relief Crew
The USS Pittsburgh Relief Crew of the NLUS, Pittsburgh Council, provides support to the crew and family of the USS Pittsburgh, SSN 720.
During calendar 2016, your “Relief Crew” provided support for the families and crew of the USS Pittsburgh (SSN-720) in the follow ways:
With the funds from your membership (this year there are 27 members, an increase over 2016) we, as the Relief Crew, can continue to provide outstanding support to the crew/families of our boat, the USS Pittsburgh (SSN – 720).
Pittsburgh Council Members attend the Change of Command Ceremony, November 6, 2015 in Groton, Ct.
Members of the Pittsburgh Council of the Navy League travelled to the Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT, to honor the incoming and outgoing Commanding Officers of the USS Pittsburgh. Cmdr. Neil Colston relieved Capt. William Solomon III as commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720), during the time-honored ceremony. Capt. William Solomon III served as the Commanding Officer of the Pittsburgh from 10 Dec 2012 to 6 Nov 2015.
Capt. USNR (Ret), current Captain of the Pittsburgh Relief Crew, hosted a breakfast at the
Groton Hotel on the morning of the COC that included the Captains and their
families, the Chief of the Boat and family and the Command Ombudsman. Other
Navy League members in attendance from Pittsburgh included Polly Bozdech-Veater, Katherine Kersten
and Bob MacPherson. A very special
guest was the ship's sponsor Dr. Carol
Sawyer. John presented a special engraved commemorative tray to Commander
Solomon from the Pittsburgh Council and the Relief Crew.
USS Pittsburgh Commanding Officer and crew members visit Pittsburgh
USS Pittsburgh Commanding Officer and crew members visit Pittsburgh April 3 - 7, 2016.. One of their activities was to attend a Pittsburgh Pirate game. The crew and spouses display the Pirate flag - The Jolly Roger. And the Pirates won!